2nd Annual College Court Report Season Awards

Wisconsin big man Frank Kaminsky was arguably the best player in the NCAA this season, and is the CCR Player of the Year for the 2014-15 season. (Source: NY Times)
Wisconsin big man Frank Kaminsky was arguably the best player in the NCAA this season, and is the CCR Player of the Year for the 2014-15 season. (Source: NY Times)

With the break in between the Round of 32 and the Sweet 16, we felt that it was the best time to hand out the 2nd Annual College Court Report Season Awards. We based our decisions solely on the performances of the individuals in the regular season, and did not factor in their respective playoff performances when we made our decisions.

We looked at the traditional awards, like Coach of the Year, Freshman of the Year, and Player of the Year. However, we went off the beaten path a bit with some new awards for the 2014-15 season. We used the results from the CCR Mid-Major Player of the Year and Mid-Major Freshman of the Year contests to hand out fan voted awards. We also looked at some of the top Canadians from the 2014-15 season, and awarded five freshmen for their strong seasons that you may not have heard much about.

This is the second year that we have done these awards, and the goals are still the same. We use these awards to raise awareness on some of the nation’s best players, and bring awareness to some mid-major players who may get snubbed from award discussions on a larger scale. If any player, or school, would like a copy of a certificate to commemorate a specified award, send us a message either on Facebook or Twitter and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Let us know what you think of our selections by joining the conversation on our Facebook page!

– T.B.

CCR Player of the Year: Frank Kaminsky – Wisconsin Badgers

CCR Freshman of the Year: Jahlil Okafor – Duke Blue Devils

CCR Defensive Player of the Year: Chris Obekpa – St. John’s Red Storm

CCR 1st Team All-Americans
Frank Kaminsky – Wisconsin Badgers
Jahlil Okafor – Duke Blue Devils
Willie Cauley-Stein – Kentucky Wildcats
Tyus Jones – Duke Blue Devils
Melo Trimble – Maryland Terrapins

CCR 2nd Team All-Americans
Karl-Anthony Towns – Kentucky Wildcats
R.J. Hunter – Georgia State Panthers
Kyle Wiltjer – Gonzaga Bulldogs
D’Angelo Russell – Ohio State Buckeyes
Ryan Boatright – Connecticut Huskies

CCR 3rd Team All-Americans
Bobby Portis – Arkansas Razorbacks
Montrezl Harrell – Louisville Cardinals
Georges Niang – Iowa State Cyclones
Aaron Harrison – Kentucky Wildcats
Ron Baker – Wichita State Shockers

CCR Mid-Major Team of the Year: Northern Iowa Panthers (31 – 4, 16 – 2)

CCR Coach of the Year: John Calipari – Kentucky Wildcats

CCR All-Defensive Team
Chris Obekpa – St. John’s Red Storm
Jordan Mickey – LSU Tigers
Amida Brimah – Connecticut Huskies
Kris Dunn – Providence Friars
Corey Walden – Eastern Kentucky Colonels

CCR All-Freshman Team
Jahlil Okafor – Duke Blue Devils
Karl-Anthony Towns – Kentucky Wildcats
Stanley Johnson – Arizona Wildcats
Tyus Jones – Duke Blue Devils
Melo Trimble – Maryland Terrapins

CCR All-Breakout Team
Jake Layman – Maryland Terrapins
Rico Gathers – Baylor Bears
Terry Rozier – Louisville Cardinals
Denzel Valentine – Michigan State Spartans
Kahlil Felder – Oakland Grizzlies

CCR All-Canadian 1st Team
Kyle Wiltjer – Gonzaga Bulldogs
Trey Lyles – Kentucky Wildcats
Dyshawn Pierre – Dayton Flyers
Olivier Hanlan – Boston College Eagles
Kevin Pangos – Gonzaga Bulldogs

CCR All-Canadian 2nd Team
Stefan Nastic – Stanford Cardinal
David Andoh – Liberty Flames
Dylan Ennis – Villanova Wildcats
Xavier Rathan-Mayes – Florida State Seminoles
Naz Long – Iowa State Cyclones

CCR All-Canadian 3rd Team
Shayok Shayok – UMKC Roos
Tevonn Walker – Valparaiso Crusaders
Daniel Mullings – New Mexico State Aggies
Joe De Ciman – Colorado State Rams
Kenny Chery – Baylor Bears

CCR All-Freshman “You Didn’t Know About” Team
DeSean Murray – Presbyterian Blue Hose
Eric Paschall – Fordham Rams
Divine Myles – Stetson Hatters
Wesley Person, Jr. – Troy Trojans
Tayler Persons – Northern Kentucky Norse

CCR Mid-Major 1st Team
Kyle Wiltjer – Gonzaga Bulldogs
R.J. Hunter – Georgia State Panthers
Cameron Payne – Murray State Racers
Tyler Harvey – Eastern Washington Eagles
Jalan West – Northwestern State Demons

CCR Mid-Major 2nd Team
Mike Myers – Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks
Alan Williams – UC Santa Barbara Gauchos
Keifer Sykes – Green Bay Phoenix
Ron Baker – Wichita State Shockers
Kevin Pangos – Gonzaga Bulldogs

CCR Mid-Major 3rd Team
John Brown – High Point Panthers
Jerome Hill – Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs
Ty Greene – USC Upstate Spartans
Marcus Thornton – William & Mary Tribe
Zeek Woodley – Northwestern State Demons

College Court Report Fan Voted Awards
These awards are based on the voting results from the CCR Mid-Major Player of the Year contest and the CCR Mid-Major Freshman of the Year contest.

CCR Fan Voted Mid-Major Player of the Year: Marcus Thornton – William & Mary Tribe

CCR Fan Voted Mid-Major 1st Team
Mike Myers – Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks
Shawn Long – Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns
Mikh McKinney – Sacramento State Hornets 
Jalen Riley – East Tennessee State Buccaneers
Marcus Thornton – William & Mary Tribe

CCR Fan Voted Mid-Major 2nd Team
Brad Waldow – Saint Mary’s Gaels
Justin Sears – Yale Bulldogs
Lawrence Alexander – North Dakota State Bison
Corey Hawkins – UC Davis Aggies
Jalan West – Northwestern State Demons

CCR Fan Voted Mid-Major 3rd Team
David Laury – Iona Gaels
Kyle Wiltjer – Gonzaga Bulldogs
John Brown – High Point Panthers
Ron Baker – Wichita State Shockers
Cameron Payne – Murray State Racers

CCR Fan Voted Mid-Major Freshman of the Year: Jorge Rosa – Florida A&M Rattlers

CCR Fan Voted Mid-Major All-Freshman 1st Team
Christen Cunningham – Samford Bulldogs
Edward Stephens – South Carolina State Bulldogs
Jorge Rosa – Florida A&M Rattlers
Marcquise Reed – Robert Morris Colinials
Tevonn Walker – Valparaiso Crusaders

CCR Fan Voted Mid-Major All-Freshman 2nd Team
Nana Foulland – Bucknell Bison
DeSean Murray – Presbyterian Blue Hose
Eric Paschall – Fordham Rams
Divine Myles – Stetson Hatters
Jordan Howard – Central Arkansas Bears

CCR Fan Voted Mid-Major All-Freshman 3rd Team
Abdul Lewis – South Alabama Jaguars
Cane Broome – Sacred Heart Pioneers
Schadrac Casmir – Iona Gaels
Kory Holden – Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens
Tayler Persons – Northern Kentucky Norse